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Firefighters battled overnight house fire in Stafford

Photo submitted by Mark L. Doyle

Mark L. Doyle, assistant chief with the Stafford County Fire and Rescue Department, issued the following release this morning:

“On Wednesday November 21, 2012 at 02:40 a.m, Stafford County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a reported structure fire at 734 Cropp Road in the Hartwood District. The first unit from the Hartwood Station arrived on the scene within ten minutes finding a 2-story single family home fully involved with fire. Once Fire and Rescue personnel confirmed the occupants were not in the home attack lines were deployed to extinguish the fire and protect surrounding exposures.

“The home was occupied by 1 adult who was not home at the time of the fire. There were no

reported injuries to any civilian or Fire or Rescue personnel. The Stafford County Fire Marshal’s office is conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the fire. Damage estimates are not available at this time.

“Fire and Rescue units from the following station’s responded to the incident, Hartwood, Rockhill, Berea, Falmouth, Stafford, Mountain View, Medic 6 (Hartwood). Due to the area being a nonhydrant area tankers also responded from Brooke, White Oak, Widewater and Fauquier County.

“At the time of this release units remain on the scene extinguishing hot spots and assisting the Fire Marshals with the investigation.”